From Gus Alaka:
Earl weakened from a Cat. 1 hurricane to a tropical storm and passed about 90 miles SSE of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Most of the nasty weather associated with Earl was located to the east of the center, which allowed SE Massachusetts to escape mostly unscathed. Nantucket Island experienced gusts to about 55 mph and a few inches of rain. Earl continued to race to the NE and made landfall at Western Head, Nova Scotia at 14Z on Saturday with (60 kt, 962 mb). With a large wind field, much of the province experienced strong tropical storm force winds and heavy rain. However, Earl had already begun an acceleration to the NE and did not linger long enough to cause any serious damage. However, Maritime Electric reported that 9400 Nova Scotian homes were without power at one point during the storm. Earl quickly raced into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, where it was pronounced extratropical at 3Z on 9/5. Fiona continued to weaken and bear down on Bermuda late last week. However, the unfavorable environmental conditions got the best of the system, and Fiona degenerated into a remnant low before reaching Bermuda. At the last advisory, Fiona was only 60 miles south of Bermuda. The island likely experienced some gusty winds and isolated rain. TD10 formed in the SW Gulf of Mexico late Sunday evening. By Monday morning, TD10 intensified into Hermine, the 8th Atlantic tropical storm of 2010. Moving generally to the NNW, Hermine intensified from (35 kt, 1001 mb) at 9Z to (55 kt, 991 mb) at 0Z. Hermine was still intensifying at landfall, and if the track had been slightly more N (rather than NNW), Hermine may have had a chance to become the 4th hurricane of the Altantic basin. Hermine has since moved inland and will bring heavy rains (4"-8") and flooding to south Texas as the center moves to the N at ~15 kts. Hermine, still a minimal tropical storm, is forecast to continue weakening and should be a tropical depression at the next advisory. I was able to find this Doppler Radar image of Hermine at landfall:
There are no other named storms or depressions in the Atlantic. However, there are a few features of interest. The remnant low of Tropical Storm Gaston is entering the NE Caribbean. There has been some convection associated with the remnant low, although NHC does not expect further development from this system. To provide more support to NHC's assertion, a number of models (GFS, ECMWF, GFDL...) do not redevelop Gaston either. Nonetheless, this system will be monitored for any signs of organization. A potent tropical wave has just exited the west African coast. It will be monitored for development as it travels W.
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